Best Relocated Duck-Billed Hairdresser

Kelly Behrends, Platypus Hair Salon

Don't worry. Kelly's not duck-billed, but his incredibly cozy, one-sink, two-chair salon, which recently moved to the Drag from East Fifth, is our favorite spot to have a glass of wine and a head massage while watching magic performed atop our very own heads. Kelly's turning wheels are evident through his mischievous eyes, and when he gets inspired, watch out. Over the last few years, his prices have raised a bit (now a paltry $55 for women's cuts and $40 for men's, no tips accepted), his location became more central (now upstairs behind the old Little City), and just after South by Southwest, he became eternally hitched to the woman of his dreams. It was a sad day for the ladies, but Kelly's one in a million. And we'd pay for that head massage any day.

Kelly Behrends
Platypus Hair Salon
2604 Guadalupe

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